Leave That Thing Alone
About This Show
Leave That Thing Alone is a biweekly podcast where podcasting pros (from I Don't Even Own a Television) and pro-prog activists J.W. Friedman and Chris Collision laugh through the catalog of legendary Canadian power trio Rush, one album at a time, in order. We love Rush without taking them, or ourselves, too seriously.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 10 - Signals
It's time to enter the most controversial period of Rush's existence, the much-aligned "synthesizer era". This means that J. is super-happy, Collision is sort of on the fence, and 95% of the music media is still like "full ALL this shit." Despite what you may have heard or read from the type of guys who wear sweatpants with a Marshall logo down one leg, Signals is a great album, provided you can ignore the lyrics about Babylon and Zion and you enjoy stilted white-man reggae (spoiler: we sorta do). Also, it's got fucking SUBDIVISIONS on it, that should be enough for anybody, right?